This DIY pink Christmas wreath adds romantic elegance to your holiday decor! It features whimsical ornaments and is accented with glittery foliage. Frosted silk flowers add a floral touch and look unexpectedly festive.
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Homemade pink Christmas wreath
I still remember my first holiday season at the flower shop. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Oliver, our boss, the other girls and I hurried in creating holiday wreath after holiday wreath.
My days were spent binding wreath frames with moss, applying snow spray, and tying hundreds of ribbons. The goal was 15 minutes per piece, so you can imagine how busy we were.
Every night, I would return home tired, with blisters from the hot glue and glitter all over my clothes. Still, I have the fondest memories of the hustle and bustle and the lovely time with the girls.
One of the highlights of my day was decorating a wreath because I got to choose the decorations and style.
And though I love the classic Christmas colors red and green, I always preferred non-traditional colors, like teal, purple, or pink.
Pink isn’t a holiday color you see much, but my pink Christmas wreath shows just how well it can work. The wreath’s pink approach is shimmery and elegant and will elevate your home.
And then we have silk roses and frosted hydrangea! Again, not traditional holiday decorations but oh-so-pretty and feminine.
When I shared my Christmas tree centerpiece with roses, you seemed to absolutely love it. I hope you will enjoy this pink holiday wreath just as much!
Materials & supplies
The materials are easy to find at craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Joann, Target, or the dollar store. The great thing about wreaths is that they are pretty flexible, and you can work with whatever you have on hand.
- Evergreen wreath: A classic evergreen wreath is easy to punch up with pretty decorations. I used a wreath made from real spruce. You can also opt for a faux wreath if you prefer a long-lasting pink door wreath.
- Frosted silk roses: Roses might seem an odd choice for a holiday wreath, but I think frosted flowers are a gorgeous alternative to traditional embellishments like pine or holly berries. If you can’t find pre-made frosted roses, brush a little craft glue on the rose petals and sprinkle on artificial snow.
- Silk hydrangea is the second flower in this homemade holiday decor. I bought one flower head and divided it into smaller bushels. I also added single blossoms here and there.
- Pink ornaments: Shimmer and sparkle are meant for the holiday season, and pink decorations do just that. You want small ornaments in different shades of pink and a variety of shapes and finishes (e.g., matt, polished, glitter.)
- Pink glitter foliage adds gorgeous shimmer accents throughout your wreath. Buy large stems and cut them into smaller pieces.
- Hot glue gun to adhere the decorations.
- Wire cutter to shorten the artificial branches.
- Ribbon (optional) for hanging the wreath.
- Scissors for cutting the ribbon.
How to make a pink Christmas wreath
This pink holiday wreath will come together in no time. Follow the photo instructions, and you should be on your merry wax to a very merry Christmas wreath!
Step 1: Attach roses
- Glue on the roses in a cluster of three.
- I placed the roses in the bottom right corner of my wreath, but you can choose any other placement you like.
Step 2: Arrange foliage
- Next, cut the foliage into 2 to 3 in / 5 to 8 cm pieces.
- Apply a dot of hot glue to the end of each stem and add them into the wreath in a clockwise direction, tucking them under the evergreen branches.
- Insert a few pieces of foliage under the roses to create the illusion of leaves growing from the roses.
Step 3: Decorate hydrangea
- Glue on small bushels of hydrangea and individual blossoms.
- Be careful when handling hot glue to not burn yourself.
Step 4: Put on ornaments
- Fill up the space between the flowers and foliage with ornaments. Add hot glue to the base of the ornaments and nestle them between the evergreen.
- Group 3 to 4 ornaments into small clusters.
- Add as many or little embellishments as you like.
Step 5: Finishing touches
- Once you’re satisfied with the placement of your decorations, remove the glue strings.
- Pick the strings off or blast the wreath with a hairdryer for a few seconds and watch the glue strings disappear. Your pink Christmas wreath is ready!
Tips for a beautiful pink holiday wreath
Creating homemade holiday wreaths isn’t at all that hard, and there are a few tips I can share to make sure you craft a gorgeous holiday decoration.
- Color: When you’re creating a monochromatic arrangement, it’s good to include different shades of your chosen color. For this wreath, I decided on blush pinecones, soft pink roses, and plum-colored mini ornaments.
- Texture: Combining a variety of textures helps to create depth and visual interest. A classic evergreen wreath provides plenty of texture, which you can accentuate by adding ornaments with mat, shiny, or glittery finishes. The faux flowers introduce a delicate softness.
- Rhythm adds interest and life to your wreath. Evergreen wreaths are usually bond clockwise, and you want to follow that direction when you arrange your decorations. Another tip is to group elements together and leave a bit of space between the ornaments.
Hanging your homemade holiday wreath
Now that you have a beautiful pink Christmas wreath, it’s time to deck the halls and spread holiday cheer. I’ve assembled a few tips for presenting your creation.
Use an adjustable wreath hanger to suspend your wreath on your front door without nails or drilling a hole.
Or loop a wide ribbon around the wreath and secure the ribbon ends to the top of your door with thumbtacks.
Windows and mirrors
Double magnet wreath hangers and suction cup hangers are great options to hang holiday wreaths on windows and mirrors.
Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog has a helpful guide for hanging wreaths on exterior windows.
Walls and mantle
Showcasing a wreath on a wall or over your mantle is similar to hanging artwork. A picture-hanging hook or nail is all you need. If you want to avoid walls, use removable self-adhesive hooks.
How to store Christmas wreaths
Since I made my pink Christmas wreath with real spruce, I will disassemble it once the holiday season is over. However, in case you opted for an artificial wreath base, try these tips to store your treasure for coming holiday seasons.
- Wreath storage box: Use a sturdy box that is slightly larger than your wreath. The last thing you want is to smash the wreath to make it fit. I also recommend labeling the box with a short description of the contents.
- Cloth cover: Another idea is to hang your wreath on a cloth hanger and put the assembly inside a plastic clothes cover. Now, you can hang the wreath in a closet, and the cover will keep it dust- and cobweb-free.
- 1 evergreen wreath (or artificial wreath)
- 3 frosted silk roses
- 1 soft pink silk hydrangea stem
- 3 stems pink foliage
- 40 to 50 assorted mini pink ornaments in different finishes
- hot glue gun with hot glue sticks
- wire cutter
- Attach roses. Glue on the roses in a cluster of three. I placed the roses in the bottom right corner of my wreath, but you can choose any other placement you like.
- Arrange foliage. Next, cut the foliage into 2 to 3 in / 5 to 8 cm pieces. Apply a dot of hot glue to the end of each stem and add them into the wreath in a clockwise direction, tucking them under the evergreen branches. Insert a few pieces of foliage under the roses to create the illusion of leaves growing from the roses.
- Decorate hydrangea. Glue on small bushels of hydrangea and individual blossoms. Be careful when handling hot glue to not burn yourself.
- Put on ornaments. Fill up the space between the flowers and foliage with ornaments. Add hot glue to the base of the ornaments and nestle them between the evergreen. Group 3 to 4 ornaments into small clusters. You can add as many or little embellishments as you like.
- Finishing touches. Once you’re satisfied with the placement of your decorations, remove the glue strings. Pick the strings off or blast the wreath with a hairdryer for a few seconds and watch the glue strings disappear.